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Handshake is a student-centered online jobs board connecting students and alumni with organizations looking for interns and new talent to join their teams.

Created in 2013 by friends who met at Michigan Tech University to bridge the inequality gap in career opportunities for students across the country, Handshake has grown to be one of the largest early career communities in the US. There are currently over 500 US colleges and thousands of companies using Handshake, ​including all Fortune 500!

How do students use Handshake?

Students sign up for Handshake using their college email address. They then create a profile that includes the college they attend, major, work experience they have, and any other relevant information,​ such as college courses.

From there, students can search thousands of posted job opportunities. The opportunities are filtered and shown to searchers based on how well their profile details match what the company is looking for. When they find a posting they are interested in, they can apply to the positions through the service.

Benefits of Handshake for Students

There are additional benefits to students using Handshake including career event listings, career advice, opportunities to connect with other students to grow your network, and the ability to follow companies they are interested in for future openings and events.

What are the benefits of Handshake for companies?

Employers are able to search and engage with MWCC students and alumni as well as the millions of students and recent graduates on the platform.

Handshake allows companies to manage their entire college recruiting team and post jobs to the school or schools of their choice. Recruiters can search and message students, manage interviews, create events, and register for career fairs.

Get Started on Handshake Today!

Learn more and get started today at ​mwcc.joinhandshake.com!

Learn more about Career Services at MWCC here.